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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.
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Let's flip to the next page and start to explore some additional design options. When I flip over, I'm presented with two different pages; and in this case, I want to put some more pictures on the page. So, I'm going to go with a nice busy collage of six photos and pick a different layout option. Now, I'm not sure which one's going to be right but I think this is a good place to start. I'll grab some photos and work from here and what I want to drop in is a collection of just family pictures to establish who was on this trip.
We have my wife and daughter. We have my mother and father-in-law with my son. And let's just scroll through and find a few more. I have my brother-in-law, my sister-in-law and her mom. Looking at that, I think I want to update and I'll switch out to that whole extended family and we'll just drop in two more pictures here into the slots. While I often leave myself out of my own books, I am going to drop myself in there and we'll put one more picture in just to round this layout out, and you can't go wrong with the cute baby.
Now, we've got a layout and I'm happy with it, but what I want to talk about is some additional layout options. Notice that there's a wide range of background colors. So, changing the color will dramatically influence your appearance of the particular picture. A nice golden color really brings out that old world feel or some of these more natural muted tones in the browns, or the tans or the beiges, really seem to fit. I'm going to go with that beige color there, because it complements a lot of the stone textures and brown earth tones that we have.
This does a nice job and I really think it complements the layout. So even though the bulk of the theme started with a white background, I can customize the page on an individual page-by-page basis with the color. Notice that other pages have continued to use the white background as set, so I can mix and match colors as I go, giving me the look and feel that I want.
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